Cape Byron Headland and Lighthouse

The Cape Byron Headland Reserve is a State Conservation Area managed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. It comprises spectacular sea cliffs, rare and beautiful coastal vegetation, spectacular beaches and a high quality walking track system that offers spectacular views of both the surrounding Cape Byron Marine Park and the hinterland to the west.

Situated on the most easterly point of mainland Australia, the reserve is a popular tourist destination. The Cape Byron Lighthouse and lighthouse keepers cottages, built in 1901, are an outstanding feature of the reserve. All the buildings are listed on the National Estate Register, and offer visitors an insight into what life was like in the days of the lighthouse keepers.

Aboriginal culture is alive and well at Cape Byron. The Cape is very special to the Bundjalung of Byron Bay (Arakwal) Aboriginal people.

Nearby events

  1. Hollow Coves Byron Bay

    Thursday 23 August 2018 , Byron Bay

    Coming off the back of their first-ever North American tour and a run of European dates supporting UK singer-songwriter Tom Walker, Hollow Coves have also just released their new single ‘Ran Away’. A series of UK festivals and recording tim…

    23 Aug
  2. Mindfulness Escapes Byron Bay

    Sunday 26 August 2018 to Sunday 20 January 2019 , Byron Bay

    Half a day meditation and mindfulness workshop in nature. You will learn different meditation techniques to quiet the mind and become more in control of your thoughts. The workshop includes sitting meditations and walking meditations. The…

    26 Aug - 20 Jan
  3. Byron Bay Community Market

    Sunday 02 September 2018 to Sunday 03 February 2019 , Byron Bay

    Byron Bay Community Market is held on the first Sunday of each month, with additional markets held on the third Sunday of December and January. Byron Community Markets are a fanfare of colour and music amidst a myriad of exotic flavours …

    02 Sep - 03 Feb